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Finance Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours: 60+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

ACCT 203

Financial Accounting (3) PR: Sophomore standing

ACCT 204

Managerial Accounting (3) PR: Sophomore standing; ACCT 204

BLAW 205

Legal Environment of Business (3) PR: Sophomore standing

DSCI 232

Business Statistics (3) PR: MATH 104 or 250

DSCI 304

Production and Operations Management (3) PR: Junior standing; DSCI 232, MGMT 301, MATH 103 or 250, MATH 105 or 120

ECON 200

Principles of Microeconomics (3) PR: None

ECON 201

Principles of Macroeconomics (3) PR: ECON 200

FINC 303

Business Finance (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250; (DSCI 232 suggested)

FINC 313

Management of Financial Institutions (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 315

Intermediate Business Finance (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 389

Financial Management Information Systems (3) PR: Junior standing; FINC 303

FINC 400

Investment Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, DSCI 232, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 418

Advanced Valuation and Corporate Finance Analysis (3) PR: Senior standing; FINC 303, 313, 315, 400

 

 

MATH 104

Elementary Statistics (3) PR: MATH 101 or placement

OR

 

MATH 250

Statistical Methods I (3) PR: Either MATH 111, MATH 120 or instructor permission

 

 

MATH 105

Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences (3) PR: MATH 101 or placement

OR

 

MATH 120

Introductory Calculus (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 111 or placement

 

 

MGMT 301

Management and Organizational Behavior (3) PR: Junior standing

MKTG 302

Marketing Concepts (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201

Select nine credit hours from the following*:

ACCT 316

Intermediate Accounting I (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204

ACCT 317

Intermediate Accounting II (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, 316

ECON 305

Money and Financial Institutions (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructot permission

ECON 317

Microeconomic Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201, MATH 120

ECON 318

Macroeconomic Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201, MATH 120

ECON 419

Introduction to Econometrics (3) PR: Senior standing, ECON 200, 201, 317, 318; MATH 120, 250; MATH 350 or DSCI 232; or instructor permission

ENTR 335

Financing New Ventures (3) PR: ENTR 320; CO or PR: ENTR 321

FINC 360

Special Topics in Finance (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 382

International Financial Management (3) PR: Junior or senior standing; ECON 200, 201, FINC 303

FINC 385

Individual Risk Management and Insurance (3) PR: Junior standing

FINC 386

Corporate Risk Management and Insurance (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, EOCN 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 399

Tutorial (3, Repeatable up to 6) PR: Junior standing, ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201,FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 401

Fixed Income Investment Analysis (3) PR: MATH 120, FINC 303, 400 or instructor permission

FINC 402

Derivatives Securities (3) PR: MATH 120, FINC 303, 400 or instructor permission

FINC 410

Seminar in Finance (3) PR: Junior Standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 415

Advanced Business Finance (3) PR: FINC 303, 315

FINC 420

Independent Study (1-3) PR: Junior standing and instructor and department chair permission

FINC 444

Finance Internship (3) PR: Senior standing, declared major or minor in School of Business, instructor permission

FINC 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: Senior standing and department permission

MATH 203

Linear Algebra (3) PR: MATH 220 or instructor permission

MATH 220

Calculus II (4) PR: MATH 120 or HONS 115

REAL 310

Principles of Real Estate (3) PR: Junior standing

REAL 376

Real Estate Market Analysis (3) CO or PR: Junior standing; FINC 303

REAL 380

Real Estate Investment Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, ECON 201, FINC 303, REAL 310, MATH 104 or 250, or instructor permission

REAL 410

Real Estate Finance (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, ECON 201, FINC 303, REAL 310, MATH 104 or 250, or instructor permission

Note: *No more than 6 credit hours from non-FINC courses.

NOTES:

  • The School of Business has the following admission standard: You must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of "C -": ECON 200, 201, *MATH 104 or 250, 105 or 120, *DSCI 232, *ACCT 203, 204. *Note: ECON majors must make a C- or better in MATH 120 and 250 as MATH 105 and 104 are not options in the major. ECON majors may take either MATH 350 or DSCI 232. ECON majors are not required to take ACCT 203 and 204.
  • The business and accounting programs offered by the School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • MATH 120 and 250 are STRONGLY recommended for students pursuing a major in finance. For students wishing to take upper-level investment courses (i.e. FINC 401 and FINC 402), MATH 120 is required.
  • The School of Business recommends PHIL 175 (Business and Consumer Ethics) as one of the Humanities requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from any combination of FINC 399, FINC 420, FINC 444, and FINC 499 will count toward the major.
  • Students are not permitted to double major in Business Administration and Finance.